If you’ve been losing sleep wondering whether Britney Spears will be coming back for another season of talent judging on the The X Factor, prepare to get some shut-eye; in a red-carpet interview, the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” singer confirmed she’ll be returning for another season. “Yes,” she said, “I definitely will.”

This jibes with fellow judge/exec producer Simon Cowell’s earlier declaration — made last month to Billboard — that he has no plans to do any further tinkering with the judging panel. “I’m actually very hopeful that X Factor keeps the same panel going forward,” said Cowell. “I think we actually suffer a little bit but for not having that consistency on our panel.”